Websites 101! Tips and Trends

Websites 101! Tips and Trends

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Basic Online Organizing

Starts: Saturday, Jul. 13 1:00 PM

Ends: Saturday, Jul. 13 2:00 PM

Room: 122A

If your campaign or non-profit is thinking about building or rebuilding a website this year, it’s tough to know what will deliver results, and what will be the next <blink>. DON’T spend an arm and a leg, DON’T take all year for a mediocre site design, DON’T stress yourself out, DO deliver a great website that will get the job done. Come to this session and learn the latest trends for 2019 and the future including mobile-first, responsive design, flat design, parallax, scrolling versus non and more. We’ll share tips on when it makes sense to do it in-house versus hire out, and we’ll go over best practices to make sure your site stays current and relevant.

This is a beginner-level training.


Ira Horowitz

Ira Horowitz

With 20 years of experience, Ira is an expert in nonprofit online communications and online fundraising. Ira has worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations to improve their websites, increase engagement, and bolster fundraising support. Ira oversees the operations and strategic engagements at Cornershop, while working with clients to effectively meet their goals.

Prior to founding Cornershop, Ira previously worked in communications and fundraising with Firefly Partners, Free Press, Grassroots Campaigns, and American Jewish World Service.

Other sessions: DEMO: What?!? A Legislative Scorecard and Nonprofit eCard Campaign Builder for WordPress

Isaac Salazar


Isaac considers himself an “accidental techie.” His passion for tech comes from always asking, “how can we leverage technology to make this better?” What was once a casual interest has turned into experience as a digital strategist and extensive knowledge of content management systems, customer relationship management systems, email marketing, online advertising, and web analytics.

After graduating from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Isaac got his first “real world” job as an organizer for Chris Van Hollen’s first congressional campaign in 2002. Since then, Isaac has worked on several political campaigns including a stint as the Maryland Democratic Party’s Communications and Digital Director. He has also worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for U.S Senator Ben Cardin and U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes.